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#GoWithGreg: 36 Hours in Nice, France on the Côte d’Azur

Known for its glamour and beauty, the Côte d’Azur is a destination that, even if you have not been, you definitely know about. Stretching along the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, the area was one of the first resort areas of the wealthy and remains a top destination to this day. The largest city in the region is Nice which is home to a stunning beach, amazing restaurants, and sensational shopping - not to mention a few sites to see along the way. If you have a short time in the Nice area, here is a quick look at some of my favorites.

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Virgin Voyages: A Completely New Kind of Cruise Vacation For Adults Only!

You know I love a cruise! I have been on almost 70 and all types of ships and lines. So, to say I am excited about the new Virgin Voyages is saying something! I recently attended a VIP luncheon in NYC with Sir Richard Branson himself and learned all about this amazing new experience that launches next year. If you have cruised before, you will find this a completely unique and exceptional experience. If you have never cruised, this may be the one to start with! Reservations are already being accepted on sailings! And, if you book through me as a preferred agent, you get some extra perks!

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Greg's Insider Guide to Provincetown

As many of you know, Cape Cod is one of my favorite spots, especially Provincetown. Few places in the world have the energy of this magical place - from the shows to the natural beauty to the unique festivities and events that happen throughout the year. There truly is no bad time to visit this destination whether it be a calm September weekend or one of the big festivals like Carnival in August.

I have spent a ton of time in Provincetown and wanted to share a few of my tips and tricks if you are considering making this a vacation destination.

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Greg's Travel Tips for Pride Month

June is almost here and, with it, comes a month of LGBT prides around the world! No matter where you are celebrating, I hope you have a fun and safe experience. Having attended my fair share of these celebrations and also working with clients at the top LGBT destinations around the world, I wanted to share a few tips to help you make the most of this special month.

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A Look at the Celebrity EDGE from an Experienced Cruiser

This past week I had the pleasure of sailing on the new Celebrity EDGE which launched just months ago. As an experienced cruiser who has been on more than 45 ships, I was excited to see this new class of ship which promised unique and interesting upgrades and a new type of sailing experience. In a nutshell, I was certainly not disappointed in this travel adventure and want to share some of the new aspects of these sailings for those looking for a new cruise vacation!

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Mykonos: 3 Amazing Places to Stay!

Mykonos is magical. There is no other way to describe this paradise in Greece with beautiful beaches, people, and sunsets. The streets are filled with shops, bars, and great places to grab a meal. (The streets are narrow for a reason BTW - it was to prevent pirates from raiding the town!) There are lots of amazing hotels in Mykonos but here are 3 of my favorites:

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[Be the 1st] Inaugural Voyage: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The inaugural voyage of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is exactly one year away and booking are already open for this incredible cruise. This will be a new level of luxury on the water and I am so excited about these sailings. Take a look below at some pics and the itinerary and let me know what questions you have! There are extra perks through my company on this once in a lifetime sailing!

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Beat the cold with one of these warm escapes...

The weather has been cold and brutal throughout most of the US and nothing sounds better than spending a few days in the sun. Whether it is a few days at an all-inclusive resort or a cruise to an exotic place, you deserve a little break. Here are a few deals happening right now to help you beat the winter blues.

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19 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your 2019 Vacations!

What a year! I hope the past year has been filled with many laughs, friends, and travels. As we prepare for 2019, I want to thank all of your for your support and confidence as we have planned some amazing vacations together! I am looking forward to working with all of you in the new year and wanted to share some of my favorite travel quotes that give some wonderful perspective on why we explore this amazing planet.

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8 Places You Will Want to Check Out in 2019

As 2018 winds down, I want to thank all of you that booked some pretty fantastic trips with me this year! People have already been planning their 2019 vacations and I have been asked quite a lot about where to travel to in the new year. Here are some places that you do not want to miss!

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72 Hours in Rio: Where to Stay and How to Play

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Rio de Janeiro with a group of travel agents for a fabulous adventure. I had been about 4 years ago for Carnival which was a fun but completely different experience so I was excited to go check out the city without the chaos of one of their biggest celebrations. Here are my tips for a quick jaunt (or longer stay) in the city.

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The Best (and Worst) Airports for Connecting Flights

Your travel agent always builds in additional transfer time, giving you time to get your bags, go through customs, change terminals, pass through additional security, navigate vast airports and find your gate. However, there are always scenarios we can’t control. The most challenging airports to arrange a transfer are typically the largest and busiest. Here’s the five airports that often put your connecting flight at risk:

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LGBT Group on Stunning New Celebrity EDGE @ Almost 50% OFF!

Join me onboard a fun and fabulous LGBT group aboard the stunning new Celebrity EDGE. This ship will be like nothing you have ever seen and doesn't even hit the water until December! You can be one of the first to sail on her with a few hundred of your new gay best friends! Think of this as "gay-lite" with happy hours, piano bars, LGBT comedians and singers, group excursions, and more. And, the pricing is locked in at almost HALF of current pricing at $1,726 pp which includes the classic beverage package!

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AKA New York

I recently had the pleasure of staying at two fantastic AKA properties in NYC when I was there last month. If you have not heard of AKA, take a few moments to learn about them as they are a great option for long and short-term stays. They have properties in metropolitan locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and London. Lodging ranges from one and two bedroom apartments to penthouse hotel suites. Take a look at my notes from my recent stays…

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